condition in that portion of a river, the estuary, where it meets the sea and fresh and salt waters mingle or alternate

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  • Estuarine — Es tu*a*rine, a. Pertaining to an estuary; estuary. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • estuarine — [es′tyo͞o ə rin, es′cho͞oə rin; es′tyo͞o ərīn΄, es′cho͞o ərīn΄] adj. 1. of an estuary 2. formed or deposited in an estuary …   English World dictionary

  • estuarine — adjective Date: 1846 of, relating to, or formed in an estuary < estuarine currents > < estuarine animals > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • estuarine — estuary ► NOUN (pl. estuaries) ▪ the tidal mouth of a large river. DERIVATIVES estuarine adjective. ORIGIN Latin aestuarium tidal part of a shore , from aestus tide …   English terms dictionary

  • estuarine — /es chooh euh ruyn , euhr in/, adj. 1. formed in an estuary. 2. found in estuaries. [1840 50; ESTUAR(Y) + INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • estuarine — adjective a) Of or pertaining to an estuary b) Formed in an estuary by alluvial deposition …   Wiktionary

  • estuarine — Synonyms and related words: alluvial, aquatic, balneal, bayed, deep sea, embayed, fluviomarine, grallatorial, gulfed, gulflike, gulfy, littoral, natant, natatorial, natatory, seashore, shore, swimming, tidal, tidewater, water dwelling, water… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • estuarine — es·tu·a·rine …   English syllables

  • estuarine — es•tu•a•rine [[t]ˈɛs tʃu əˌraɪn, ər ɪn[/t]] adj. 1) ecl geo formed in an estuary 2) ecl geo found in estuaries • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • estuarine — /ˈɛstʃəraɪn/ (say eschuhruyn), / rin/ (say reen), /ˈɛstjəraɪn/ (say estyuhruyn), / rin/ (say reen) adjective 1. formed in an estuary. 2. found in estuaries …   Australian English dictionary

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